Providing clear feedback is a known contributor to positively impacting student achievement. Yet, finding the right instruments and processes to give quality feedback in real-time can be daunting. Learn from assessment professionals from Thomas Jefferson University and Lincoln Land Community College (LLCC) who have designed and digitized processes at their institutions, to quantify qualitative assessment across disciplines. A common component of these assessment practices is the use of AAC&U VALUE Rubrics. As a launching point, VALUE Rubrics served to delineate relevant criteria for use in assessing high-impact practices (HIPs) and reflective processes in multiple disciplines and across platforms.
Recognizing a preparation-to-practice gap, professional organizations called for a transformation from traditional lecture-based learning, focused on learning concepts, to experiential learning emphasizing competencies. American Association for Colleges of Nursing shared their 2019 vision on how nursing education needs to improve the quality of patient care, requiring a profound pivot in assessing and reporting learning outcomes. Comprehensive Learner Record (CLR) provides a holistic approach to assessment that tracks the achievement of competencies across learners’ experiences. In this session, learn about CLR in assessment and how the University of Rochester School of Nursing developed CLR while shifting to a competency-based curriculum during COVID-19.
Professional learning in higher education is a precious commodity given shrinking budgets and changes to the higher-ed landscape. To support assessment development efforts, AEFIS and Student Affairs Assessment Leaders (SAAL) are partnering to broaden the scope for assessment professional development nationwide. Together, they’re expanding SAAL’s “Applying & Leading Assessment in Student Affairs” course and resources to AEFIS Academy - an open online community dedicated to professional learning and networking in assessment, strategic planning, and best practices for teaching and learning. Learn how AEFIS and SAAL collaboration will support those leading assessment activities, and keep higher education leaders current in their work.